Samsung combines super-bright photography with easy sharing in the new SMART CAMERA EX2F
New model features the brightest compact camera lens with F1.4 aperture
Limited lightings have made night photography a challenge for photographers, especially if they prefer to eliminate the use of flash photography to retain the authenticity and tone of the subject. To address this concern, Samsung Malaysia Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the latest addition to its growing range of Wi-Fi enabled SMART camera, the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F.
The Samsung SMART Camera EX2F is engineered to deliver super-bright photography thanks to its F1.4 lens. The F1.4 bright lens comes with a wide range of aperture steps and shallow depth-of-field to enable users to capture each captivating moment clearly and without noise distortion. Its 12.4 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and wider 24mm lens makes it easier for users to shoot full-framed images. The harnessing of these two features has redefined low-light shooting and night photography.
“Our Samsung SMART Camera EX2F is small, lightweight and stylish, yet delivers stunningly bright picture quality. Ardent shutterbugs who want full creative control and DSLR quality images will find the EX2F their perfect on-the-road companion,” said Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd.
He added, “Built-in Wi-Fi capability also ensures that users have the freedom to shoot and share special moments instantly on their social network sites with their friends and family.”
Brightest compact camera with F1.4 lens
The Samsung SMART Camera EX2F combines a number of features to deliver incredible picture quality in all conditions. With the segment-leading advanced F1.4 24mm lens, the wide range of aperture steps delivers clear images and video even in very low light conditions. These are easily controlled using the professional front wheel key and Dual Dials, which enable switching between parameters and modes quickly for greater manual control. The low light capabilities of the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F is further enhanced by the 1/1.7” 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which delivers clear, blur-free images.
The Samsung SMART Camera EX2F’s F1.4 24mm wide-angle lens is approximately four times as bright as a F2.8 camera lens. A further development is that the lens unit now consists of eleven elements in nine groups, with four aspherical lenses and two high refractive lenses. Combined, these provide a 20% increase in the amount of light on the sensor, a 20% increase in image quality and a 10% increase in zoom ratio.
The lens on the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F also incorporates a Neutral Density (ND) filter; giving the user greater control over exposure time in different conditions and making photos appear more neutral in situations of over-exposure. It also allows for shooting at a very shallow depth of field, so users can isolate their subjects from backgrounds to create stunning portraits. To make bright images clearer, the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F also includes Dual IS (OIS and DIS) to minimise the effect of shaking – particularly useful in low-light situations.
Housed in a sleek yet durable high-intensity magnesium body, more commonly found on DSLR models, the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F combines high-end image quality with convenience and speed. Equipped with Full Manual Control, the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F is ideal for DSLR-owners looking for more portable equipment to capture images spontaneously and subtly, and for photographers looking for a step-up in quality from their point-and-shoot whilst retaining ease-of-use and portability.
For those accustomed to the level of creative control on DSLRs, the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F allows for shooting in RAW mode for professional standard pictures and also features Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. The Dual Dial and front wheel keys also allow users to quickly and easily adjust exposure for effortless pro-style control.
Bright and intuitive swivel display
The 3.0” Swivel AMOLED display is perfect for lining up great shots and viewing them under any light conditions – and does so whilst consuming little battery power. The screen responds swiftly and displays images in high contrast, while the swivel display allows picture-taking from low and high angles – even self-portraits. The screen also incorporates Samsung’s Smart Panel user interface, which integrates all parameters into one display for easy control over the end result.
Shooting and sharing from anywhere
The EX2F is the latest in Samsung’s Smart Camera range of Wi-Fi-enabled cameras, which take the combination of high-quality imaging paired with connectivity to a new level. Wi-Fi connectivity enables the secure storage of images through Auto Backup to a PC or saving to the Cloud. In addition, sharing on social networking sites such as Facebook or Picasa is easy – or pictures can be sent via email.
The Samsung SMART Camera EX2F’s Mobile Link opens doors for connectivity with smartphones, without even having to resize images or videos. Users can also access the Remote Viewfinder to use their smartphone’s screen to frame shots from a variety of angles.
Capture with Full HD Brilliance
Fusing quality with creativity, 1080/30p Full HD Movie Recording with stereo sound allows users to capture videos in high enough quality to enjoy on a Full HD TV. The EX2F also allows still 12 Megapixel photos and videos to be captured simultaneously using the Dual Capture feature, so that any scene can be shot as both photo and video.
For information on the Samsung SMART Camera EX2F, please visit www.samsung.com/my or Samsung Malaysia Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/samsungmalaysia.